My wife and I have the opportunity to live in France for a year this coming fall. I am curious if anyone knows what would be involved with sending a pre-1898 rifle back to the US. I'm thinking something like an 1886 Lebel, 1888 Commission rifle, Martini-Henry, early Mosin, etc. Maybe even a front-stuffer if one presented itself. Is this just a matter of packing it well and shipping it, or would this involve a lot of red tape at Customs? Also, does anyone know what would be required for me as a US citizen buying such a gun in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, etc. Third, does anyone know what I could expect pricewise in Europe?